Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
25 Environmental, Advocacy Organizations Oppose Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in New Letter
In anticipation of the start of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4, 25 of the nation’s leading environmental, legal, and advocacy organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing their opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Court Slams EPA Failure to Protect Children and Farmworkers From Toxic Pesticide
EPA must ban a widely used organophosphate pesticide linked to brain damage in children, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The appellate court ordered EPA to finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on undisputed findings that the pesticide is unsafe for public health, and...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Texas Migrant Detention Centers Probed for Toxic Waste Threats
Health, labor and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice are asking the government via expedited records request to reveal where exactly it plans to detain migrant families slated to be housed in Texas military bases known to have toxic hazards. Filed today , the Freedom of...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Patrice Salas Pineda Joins Earthjustice Board
Earthjustice is proud to announce that Patricia Salas Pineda is joining its Board of Trustees . Pineda, the former general counsel and group vice president of Toyota North America, Inc., aims to use her experience in legal strategy, governance, communications and fundraising to help strengthen...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Zinke’s New Department of Interior Regulations Target Wildlife Protections
Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior (DOI) released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: Changes to the requirement that federal agencies consult with expert wildlife agencies and...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Earthjustice Statement on Anti-Environment Interior Appropriations Bill
Today, Earthjustice’s Vice President of Policy and Legislation Martin Hayden released the following statement in opposition to the House’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill: “Once again, House Republican leaders have stuffed the Interior appropriations bill to the gills with devastating...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Trump Administration’s New Rule Weakens Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Safeguards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed yesterday the first rule of its two-part rulemaking to weaken the first-ever federal regulations that provide health and environmental safeguards for communities near toxic coal ash waste dumps. The rule was made public this morning. The new rule:...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Expansion of Gulf of Mexico Drilling
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration today for opening up more than 78 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to offshore drilling without fully analyzing the risks to people, wildlife, and the environment. The lease sales targeted in the suit are the largest ever offered for oil and gas...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
EPA Holds Hearing on Proposed Rule that Would Weaken Role of Science in Setting Pollution and other Toxic Limits
WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing on proposed rule that would weaken role of science in setting pollution and other toxic limits WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 ( 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ) WHERE: Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Main Floor, Room...
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Monday, July 09, 2018
Earthjustice Calls On Senate to Reject Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in response to President Trump’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to take Justice Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court jeopardizes people’s...
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